Living in 10 Easy Lessons

Linda Duvall and Peter Kingstone, Always put two on, girls, 60 x 100 cm inkjet print, 2012

Linda Duvall and Peter Kingstone, Both ways you can get ANYTHING, 60 x 100 cm inkjet print, 2012

Living in 10 Easy Lessons, Installation view at Gallery 44

Living in 10 Easy Lessons, Installation view at Gallery 44

Living in 10 Easy Lessons, Installation view at Gallery 44

Living in 10 Easy Lessons

Friday, October 26, 2012 to Saturday, December 1, 2012
Opening Reception:
October 26,
6:00PM to 9:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

Panel next Wednesday Nov. 14th at Buddies:
Living in 10 Easy Lessons – A Panel Discussion
Wednesday November 14, from 6:30-8 pm
Co-organized with the Graduate Program in Social Work and Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Tallulahs Cabaret, 12 Alexander Street, Toronto, ON


Gallery 44 is pleased to present Living in 10 Easy Lessons, an exhibition featuring the collaborative work of Linda Duvall and Peter Kingstone. Living in 10 Easy Lessons comprises short instructional videos, a public poster series and take-away publication that engage ten women as they teach the artists skills they use in their everyday lives.

The exhibition aims to call attention to contemporary modes of education, where nearly anything can be learned through a series of steps, while simultaneously complicating assumptions around what these kinds of teaching and learning relationships can look like. Through the construction of a pedagogical relationship between the artists and their instructors, Duvall and Kingstone address both the potential and the problems of abstracting lived experience, thereby giving shape to related concerns around legitimacy, power and social change.

Artist Biography: 

Peter Kingstone is a Canadian artist based in Toronto. Kingstone has a degree in Philosophy and Cultural Studies from Trent University and a MFA from York University. Kingstone has received numerous grants from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts. He was awarded the Untitled Art Award (2004) for Best Show in an Alternate Space. Kingstone’s work digs through history, community and narrative to examine our lives today. Kingstone has shown in video festivals and at galleries throughout Canada and the United States.

Linda Duvall presents within gallery contexts, on the web, and within public communities. She has completed degrees in Sociology and English from Carleton University, and Visual Arts from Ontario College of Art and Design University and the University of Michigan. She is currently a Professional Affiliate at the University of Saskatchewan.

Duvall has exhibited locally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Dunlop Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, Guatemala City, Box Hotel Gallery in Barcelona, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, and TPW in Toronto. She has participated in various public art events including CAFKA, Kitchener, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, and Future Cities, Hamilton.


Cheyanne Turions is a Toronto-based writer and curator. Most recently, she co-curated with Erik Martinson the exhibition This Story Begins and Ends with Us featuring the work of Basma Alsharif at A Space Gallery, Toronto. She is the director of No Reading After the Internet (Toronto), and sits on the Board of Directors for Fillip magazine and the Editorial Advisory Committee at FUSE magazine. Currently, she is the Shop Manager at Art Metropole. She maintains a website devoted to dialogue around curatorial practice at